Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 Jan. 29

Crampton, Rollin McNeil , b. 1886 d. 1970
Painter, Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.; Woodstock, N.Y.

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript: 8 p.

Format: An interview of Grace Greenwood conducted by J. Trovato is also on this tape.

Collection Summary: An interview of Rollin McNeil Crampton conducted 1965 Jan. 29, by Joseph S. Trovato, for the Archives of American Art. Crampton speaks of his work as supervisor of the New York City WPA mural project; selecting muralists and mural sites; how the murals were executed; the effect of the Federal Art Project upon him and his career; his background and early interest in art; and his education at Yale and at the Art Students League. He recalls Burgoyne Diller.

Biographical/Historical Note: Rollin McNeil Crampton (1886-1970) was an art administrator and painter in both Woodstock and New York, N.Y.

This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

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Interview Transcript

This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 Jan. 29, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 Jan. 29, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.